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Hochiki protects war records

24 September 2018

WORKING CLOSELY with Freedom Fire and Security Maintenance, leading manufacturer of life safety systems, Hochiki Europe, has provided a range of solutions to The International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC) in Lincoln.

The memorial is home to one of the most comprehensive records of the Bomber Command unit in the world. As part of the estimated £16million building project, local providers of fire and security systems, Freedom, were brought on board to specify and install a fire alarm system that would offer unparalleled performance without disrupting the aesthetics of the space.

Working closely with Hochiki Europe, Freedom selected a range of products from the company’s ESP range. The ESP collection of intelligent addressable fire detection and alarm equipment offers high performance and reliability, combined with an enhanced open protocol.

Recognising that many specifiers need to consider the aesthetics of life safety solutions as well as performance when selecting products, Hochiki Europe’s ESP range features ivory, black and white sensors. Freedom opted to use black sensors to minimise their visual presence throughout the centre. It was for this same reason that the sensors had to be carefully positioned throughout the building. Having carried out multiple site surveys, Freedom fit the sensors so that both design and safety regulations were successfully met.

In total, 58 optical smoke sensors were installed throughout the site, along with three heat sensors, 23 remote LED indicators and 14 manual call points. All devices are controlled via two intelligent fire panels provided by Kentec Electronics, part of the Hochiki group of companies.

For more information on Hochiki Europe’s ESP intelligent product range, visit: www.hochikieurope.com/esp.